Ratchet & Clank Animated Movie and PS4 Remake Are Ready to Kick Asteroid in Spring 2016

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The Ratchet & Clank animated movie has been picked up for US distribution by Focus Features and is officially scheduled to makes its theatrical debut on April 29, 2016.

Better yet, the video game feature film adaptation that hopefully will not suck like all the others has secured strong Hollywood voice talent. Paul Giamatti will be the voice of Chairman Drek. John Goodman will play Ratchet’s mechanic mentor Grimroth. Bella Thorne has been cast as Galactic Ranger Cora. Rosario Dawson will be the voice for Elaris of the Galactic Ranger support team. And good ol’ Sylvester Stallone is in the role of Chairman Drek’s lieutenant, Victor Von Ion.

Fans need not worry that this will be a complete Hollywood takeover of their beloved series. James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, and Armin Shimerman, the original actors behind lead characters Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, and Nefarious in the video games, will all reprise their roles for the movie.

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Although a specific launch date hasn’t been announced yet, Insomniac Games continues to work away on a PlayStation 4 re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank that will be timed up for a spring release alongside the film. The game will tie in with and expand upon the movie by re-telling the Ratchet & Clank origin story, while also featuring a mix of remade and entirely new levels, brand new weapons and gameplay, and graphics rebuilt from the ground up to harness the power of the PS4.

Sounds like 2016’s going to be a great year for Ratchet & Clank fans. And if the movie achieves the same level of charm and humor as the games, Sony’s bound to win over a whole new audience of people who previously never even knew the names Ratchet and Clank.

Source: Ratchet & Clank Movie Releases April 29, 2016 in US [PlayStation.Blog]

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